13 injured in Colorado River boating accident

Posted at 11:28 PM, Sep 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-11 01:28:47-04
MOAB, Utah — Thirteen people were hurt Monday evening on the Colorado River when their jet boat hit a sand bar, according to Grand County Sheriff’s dispatch.

A total of 30 people were on the boat owned by Moab-based touring business Canyonlands by Night. The boat accident occurred in the Goldbar area of the river.

Search and rescue helped save those that were ejected from the jet boat by riding jet skis to reach them. They were then taken to safety via raft.

The accident happened after nightfall.